Posted On:7/23/2004 8:09am
Found this site in my searching.
Anyone know anything regarding this?
This one statement makes me go Hmmmmm,
"In Tong Moo Do, the ancient Martial Arts of the past are combined to form the Martial Art of the future."
In the Black Belt club they do do gymnastics,
"The first area will be the flashy or "X-treme" aspect of Tong Moo Do. These classes will cover many of the exciting techniques that are seen in our demos such as specialty kicks, aerial kicks, acrobatics, breakfalls, and creative combinations"
They have cult like behavoir
"Students must greet their instructors, black belts and the grandmaster by bowing. "
This is cool!
"There are no testing fees for the tips tests or for the belt promotion for all colour belt levels. There are testing fees at the black belt level. If the student does receive a new belt at the belt promotion, belts cost $8.00 each."
Posted On:7/23/2004 8:11am
Style: white boy jiujitsu
i don't get what the big deal about bowing is. i bow to all my instructors too, it's a sign of respect in the tma world.
The Eternal n00b
Posted On:7/23/2004 8:13am
Style: CM Boxing/BJJ/RBSD
Same, as long as you don't spend excessive amounts of time doing it, it's just like touching gloves.
Except you do it a little more. Kind of like waving hello. ;)
Posted On:7/23/2004 8:14am
Style: bjj and hitting stuff
Yea, bowing is okay.
I didn't look through the site, but I admit I like flipping around all over the place, even if I'm not very good at it.
Here, hold these for me.
Posted On:7/23/2004 8:15am
Style: jkd concepts
Tong Moo Do looks more like warmed-over--
d) all the above.
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Posted On:7/23/2004 8:51am
To say "you must Bow" seems a little odd to me.
Posted On:7/23/2004 9:06am
Style: Roberto Traven BJJ (Blue)
Bowing is not so bad but some places take it to an extreme.
Posted On:7/23/2004 9:15am
Style: Filthy Jailhouse Tactics
I know a man who once bowed to his pants.
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"blahblahblah, but I don't think I'm going to train tonight."
"Well if that were true, then I'd really REALLY want to come train!"
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Posted On:7/23/2004 9:17am
Style: Shorei-ryu & Kumdo & TKD
Fancy TKD school basicly. I doubt they do WTF tournaments. From the looks I'd say that they mostly do open circuit tournaments. I didn't see where they listed the forms that they did. I did notice that their sword techniques did not look clean.
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Posted On:7/23/2004 9:22am
As far as I can see, the issue's not with bowing, it's with bowing to all the black belts, their dogs etc. At ours, we just bow when we get in and out and sometimes before kumite (Not always. In the skipping/sparring sessions we sometimes miss it out.)
The presence of a 'black belt club' is what sets the bollocks alarm going more than anything else. The black gis and the inclusion of stupid stuff like 'anger management', 'leadership training' and 'character development' scream bullshido like Matt thornton in a room packed with taekwondo.
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